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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 28, 2010 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

Man, what a pleasant surprise in my trip to the Rocks this weekend. There was weed EVERYWHERE!!! In less than a year since my last visit, the changes were palpable and obvious.

I know that it has always been readily available at shows, but the atmosphere and attitude was different this time around. It was out in the open and plentiful, and not just at the shows. Boulder seems to have a dispensary on every block and they far outnumber liquor stores. No-one was being careful or paranoid, no-one tried to hide that they were participating, even in the parking lots with all those cops and security types around. People were rolling joints and just handing them out to everyone. Red Rocks has always had dickish, arrogant security folks, and I have seen people being hassled for pot many times there in the past. This weekend, they were just ignoring it and letting it all happen.

There was a guy next to me on Sunday and he had a bag with about 1/4lb of some real nice pot. He spent the first 30 minutes of the second set, just rolling fat joints and passing them in all different directions from his seat before he danced off to somewhere else.

At the Saturday show I was sitting next to a guy and he offered to "fill my bowl". We had a joint of some medicinal White Widow that was stony as hell, so I offered it to him. He said that he doesn't smoke, he just wanted to fill our bowl for us. He then told me that he was a grower and wanted our opinion on his product. It was some very nice, very heady fresh stuff. What really struck me was that in the past, while he definitely would have shared, he also would have never just offered up to a complete stranger (let alone an older, short-haired guy wearing an Aloha shirt) that he had just met that he was a grower. I wanted to ask more about what he did, where he grows etc, but didn't want to come across as a narc or something. His wife kept a "bat" full and lit for the whole show. Without fail, she would stop every single person passing in front of her and offer them a hit.

Of course, I've seen this type of activity at shows many times before, after all this wasn't my first circus, but I've never seen it so out in the open. Everyone seemed to have good, strong pot, I didn't taste or smell anything that appeared to be anything near the schwag I used to come across at shows.

It's not only easy to get, it's also cheaper, capitalism and the law of supply and demand do work in this case!! My 21 y/o son has a roommate with a card, so he offered to get me whatever I needed for the shows. I called up some dispensaries and asked about specials, new products, prices etc. I ended up getting some very nice White Widow and Banana Kush, a total of 1/4oz for about $70, and the guy threw in 2 grams of some Durban Poison that had just arrived that day. It was a great experience, I didn't have to feel paranoid, and didn't have to hide anything. When I was in CU Boulder in the early 80's, we never thought that these changes would ever occur in our lifetime.

I don't know what this says about me as a Dad, but the kid is, after all, 21 y/o, and I smoked with him, much in the same way that my Dad bought me a beer when I came of legal age. Personally, I'm glad that I have a different and more open relationship with my kids than I ever could have had with my own parents.

Being here in Utah, while I'm certainly aware of the legislative changes, I was not aware of the cultural changes that have taken place in states like Colorado where, for all intents and purposes, pot is legal. I envy all of you who are living in areas where the pothibition is slowly being chipped away. This is just one of the reasons why I will be moving to a more friendly state once my daughter finishes school.

Viva La Revolution!!

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-09-28 20:21:48

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 28, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

I live in West Hollywood, California, which seems to have more dispensaries than regular pharmacies. In the evening, the smell of burning reefer pervades my neighborhood.

I haven't gone that route yet, I'm still queasy about making it in any way "official," but the big benefit, as several people have mentioned, is that you can shop for exactly the kind you like, instead of settling for whatever happens to have come through from the cartels this week. Legalization: lowers prices, raises quality, and improves selection! Where's the downside? ...

Oh, yeah, these places get robbed at gunpoint all the time. One-stop shopping for cash AND dope is just too much for the gang-bangers to resist.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 28, 2010 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

So how were the shows? (lol)

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 28, 2010 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

Uhh. I was too stoned to notice...LOL

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 28, 2010 9:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

Perfect!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 28, 2010 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

I've found that atmosphere growing (sorry) in CT , but not to that extent .
I think it's always better to have vices ( if that is the correct word ) decriminalized . All of it . Drugs , prostitution , though I don't know now where gambling is not legal now .
Reduce the black market ,( organized ) crime and tax it . Treat the effects of drugs like alcohol if a crime is committed under the influence .
Somewhere in the process there would be heath care for pro's and maybe increased safety .
People are going to do these things . They always have . I am tired of building this massive law enforcement - prison complex . You want to win this so called war on drugs , decriminalization would kneecap it . .

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Sep 28, 2010 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

And take funds away from the cartels? Have you no heart?

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Poster: buscameby Date: Sep 28, 2010 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

Gel

I know the feeling but it wasn't ALL no hassle, my best friend had his cigs drilled through and they took 5 joints.

I made it up to him as I had recently helped with a new "care givers" harvest-lol. Once inside it was a cornucopia of wonderful aroma therapy, I had to turn down so many great taste but still caught a cold from some strangers generosity.

It really reminded me of our early days on the Rocks in the 70's when we could bring ANYTHING in, like full size coolers full of shroom juice and whippets. I just don't have the body to party like that anymore-but I tried my best!

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Poster: Edsel Date: Sep 28, 2010 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

$70 a quarter huh ............ I've been wondering about that, seems rather steep to me.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 28, 2010 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

Supply and demand and competition will bring it down further, but, in Colorado at least, prices have dropped precipitously in the last year. I was reading last week that if California does pass Prop 19 and legalize it, the price would eventually drop to about $38/oz. Don't forget that these folks have overhead that people in the past didn't have to deal with. They pay rent, they have employees, they pay taxes and they spend money marketing their business and trying to stand out from the hundreds of other stores in the Boulder/Denver corridor. Personally, I'm more than willing to pay a decent, competetive market price for anything I consume.

Another great aspect is that there are so many different strains out there, and you can actually comparison shop for pot. You can take your time and touch it, smell it, look at the crystaline structure with a jeweler's loupe etc. You also have a pretty good idea of the genetics (assuming you are dealing with an honest shopkeeper) and the place I went to had written testimonials for every strain they offered.

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Poster: ducats Date: Sep 28, 2010 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

r u for real? $280 for an ounce of good stuff? In NJ its 6 bills.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 28, 2010 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Missed The Revolution.... Long Live The Revolution

it's pretty damn lax up here in AK, legal to possess up to 4oz. But dang I havent been anywhere where they're GIVING it away

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Sep 28, 2010 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the Revolution.

If you missed the Revolution it will be televised.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 28, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the Revolution.

Gil Scott begs to differ...